You can understand business accounting support!
Have you thought about working in an accounts role? Are you thinking about making a move from business administration into an accounts role but need more confidence and knowledge to take that step? Perhaps you are already working in an organisation and want more responsibility and challenge. It could be time to consider upskilling to make that move a reality.
This qualification will give you a sound understanding of the accounting functions that are required in a business. You will gain the knowledge to take on an entry level accounting support role within an organisation, contributing to performance and productivity. Make your move now! Download qualification brochure.
Who is this for?
You may be working in an administration role and want to take the next step in your career. Perhaps you want a career in bookkeeping, but you don’t have the skills, knowledge or confidence to apply for a role. Or maybe you are looking to start your career training. Whatever your circumstances, the New Zealand Certificate in Business (Accounting Support Services) will provide you with the knowledge you need to show you are ready for a new challenge! Career opportunities include Bookkeeper, Accounts officer, Payroll officer, Sole-charge administrator, Accounts payable/receivable or Accounts Assistant.
- Level: 4
- Credit: 50
- Qualification fee: $581.06 (domestic students). Includes GST.
- Upcoming start dates: 3 Oct 2022, 21 Nov 2022, 12 Dec 2022
- Duration: Part time: 32 Weeks | Full time: 18 Weeks
- Indicative hours per week: Part time: 12-19 Hours | Full time: 30 Hours
To complete the New Zealand Certificate in Business (Accounting Support Services) (Level 4) you are required to complete the following courses:
If an individual course is of interest – it is possible to complete a course and not a full qualification. Please speak to one of our advisors for more information on 0800 328 269.
Benefits to you
Understand the accounting roles and functions in a business environment
The New Zealand Certificate in Business (Accounting Support Services) (Level 4) covers Payroll and Accounting Software through to Accounting Taxation. If you want to work in an accounts role then you will need to know what functions are performed in managing a business’ accounts processing and who does what.
Technique and Technology
Technology in the sector is a fast-moving machine. While accounting basics will never change, the technology and software available to support the sector is changing at speed. You will learn how to use available software in your day to day accounts role.
Businesses must comply with financial controls. If you work in this area you need to know what those controls and your business compliance obligations are. Having this knowledge will reduce business risk.
Completion of the programme will ensure you have the confidence to contribute effectively, and with sound knowledge, to your team or organisation outputs. Knowing that you have the expertise to respond to questions, issues, and requests for information appropriately will build your confidence, meaning your contribution is enhanced.
How will I learn?
You can fit your study around your work, family and lifestyle – there is no need to be a full-time student while studying with eCampus NZ. You can work and earn. All study is completely online – with supportive facilitators and advisors to help you along the way.
How long will it take?
All our qualifications have flexible start dates with courses available to start at regular times throughout the year.
Career and study pathways
On completion of this qualification you could be ready to take on a career in an accounting support role. You will have the knowledge of good accounting practice, and a solid understanding of common but necessary accounting functions.
New Zealand Certificate in Business (Introduction to Small Business) (Level 3), or
- New Zealand Certificate in Retail (Level 3), or
- New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 3), or
- NCEA (Level 2), or
- A NZ Certificate in Foundation Studies (Level 2), or
- A qualification at Level 2 or above, with evidence of literacy and numeracy abilities equivalent to NCEA (Level 1), or
- Evidence of relevant knowledge and experience, including literacy and numeracy abilities equivalent to NCEA (Level 1).
In the latter two situations the applicant is required to provide a copy of their CV for the purpose of verifying the evidence. Applicants whose first language is not English must have an acceptable level of English language fluency prior to enrolment in the programme. This may be demonstrated in a variety of ways, including schooling in New Zealand, completion of the relevant New Zealand Certificate in English Language, approved scores on IELTS tests or completion of accepted international equivalents. Specific scores for IELTS and New Zealand Certificates in English Language are as follows:
- IELTS 5.5 General or Academic (no band score lower than 5)
- NZCEL Level 3 with an endorsement of either General, Workplace, or Academic
Students must undertake Accural Accounting either concurrently or prior to progression on the other courses within the programme of study. We will have multiple intakes of this course starting throughout the year. Please note that each intake will run subject to minimum enrolment numbers. Please feel free to contact us and one of our friendly team will be able to help you with more information on this.
Student loans and allowances
Courses and qualifications through eCampus NZ are eligible for student loan support conditional that the student and level of study meet certain criteria. Student loans are administered through Studylink. Visit http://www.studylink.govt.nz/ for more information or phone eCampus NZ on 0800 328 269 and we can point you in the right direction.
eCampus NZ is offered by eight of New Zealand’s major tertiary providers including:
All qualifications will be awarded by one of these providers. Courses completed through eCampus NZ are industry recognised and accepted by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA). Graduates may attend the graduation ceremony of the relevant tertiary partner and will receive a parchment from the institute at which they enrolled.
In addition to the parchment awarded by your institute, learners who successfully complete this programme will be awarded a digital badge.
Digital badges are electronic versions of paper certificates. They are becoming a popular way to showcase skills and achievements online. You can share your badge to LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook; over email; embedded in a website or in your email signature. Find out more here.